Time between first and next egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cybercat, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering everyones experiance with first time layers. How long did it take for that second egg to arrive? How often after first egg did you hear egg song?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I was blessed-second day I found an egg-she has only skipped one day in the 2 weeks since she started laying. Other ones haven't started quite yet though.
     
  3. flyer1979

    flyer1979 New Egg

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    I'm still waiting to hear the egg song. But the 14hour rule seems to be fairly accurate for my girls. Currently 2 of my 4 are laying.
    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All hens are different.

    I've had some that started and didn't stop, I've had some that laid one egg and then not again for a couple of WEEKS... go fig.
     
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    I have a couple of cochin/EE mixes that just started laying last Monday and this Friday. There's been an egg in the nest from both of them since the first egg. I couldn't be more tickled! I have 4 more to start any day now.
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weeks I hope not. LOL i have 3 more pullets that are now red and squating regular. Hopefully i hear lots of egg song and see eggs soon.
     
  7. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big experienced egg man here [​IMG] No, not really. I just got my first egg one week ago.

    So far, just one of my three pullets is laying. Dominique laid one every other day (Wed, Fri and Sun) and now she is dropping one a day (Mon, Tues, Wed)! Day light is getting shorter each day...I hope my other two pullets contibute soon.

    Egg song mean fresh breakfast [​IMG]

    --Hugh
     
  8. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red sex link started laying last week. I got 5 eggs in 7 days. I don't think that's too shabby. [​IMG]
     
  9. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm glad you asked, Cybercat. I was just wondering about the same thing. Mine are due to start laying any day now. I can hardly wait! I don't know what the egg song is yet, but I'm sure I'll be finding out soon.
     
  10. katertot

    katertot New Egg

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    I have one hen who has been a steady layer for about 4 weeks and another hen of the same age who has only laid one egg and that was 2 weeks ago but nothing since. I have been worried about it but it sounds like that is not totally abnormal.
    Glad to hear someone else has had that experience.
     

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